Tuesday, January 1, 2019

A Look Back at 2018

2018 was my first full year in my new position as Collection Development Lead at my library and I did some things!
  • I got kudos from my boss at a leadership meeting for spending pretty much the entire collection budget for the first time in many years. 

  • I've been building my Personal Learning Network for adult collection development (Early Word Galley Chat has been great for this!) and learning so much about adult materials.

  • I set up a location in our ILS for our new branch and have been working on getting them the materials they need up there. 
  • I have learned soooo much about our ILS vendor. 

  • I revised our Collection Development Policy and set up an online form where patrons can suggest purchases.
  • I got us a subscription to Wowbrary and it's making our holds lists for new materials grow and grow!

  • I renewed our magazines and databases and set up systems to collect more data so that these renewals will be easier next year.
It's been a great year and I continue to love my job (although I continue to miss baby storytime...). I have goals for next year. LET'S DO THIS, 2019!